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post #11 of 45
If this thing comes out around $550, we have a winner
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A 4870x2 isn't much hotter then the single chip GTX280 last i checked. 2 of the GTX200 cards together? Nooooonononononononoooooooooo bad idea.
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post #13 of 45
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
A 4870x2 isn't much hotter then the single chip GTX280 last i checked. 2 of the GTX200 cards together? Nooooonononononononoooooooooo bad idea.
Its 55nm, thus it will be cooler allowing for such an idea.
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post #14 of 45
ain't the GTX cards "cooler" than the 4800's only cuz they got the fan at stock 60% and ati cards were stuck with their fan's @ 7%?

I think this card will take the performance crown since these are 2 GTX 280 with a crippled memory bus, so should be a little more faster than the GTX 260 216sp. Price it competitively and it will sell, hehe but we'll see...
post #15 of 45
I think Nvidia is aware of their current situation; I am too a little surprised about the sandwich design though, but if they think they can pull it off this time, let's give them another chance.
Though if this fails, sucks to be them.
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Fanboy much?

You know that 65nm GTX 260 run cooler than 4870, right? So that means 55nm 260 will be even more cooler. Talking about heat, in the worst case scenario GTX 295 will be thermally on par with 4870X2. As for performance GTX 260-216 beats 4870 1GB by a small margin (~5%). Considering those will have 240 SPs (2x240) even with the same clock they will beat it. And if clock will be higher...
Fanboy? Hardly.

crossfire scales a ton better than sli. In fact, so much so that sli 280's would be a better match for sli 4870 1gb's. Depends on your poison for benching, if you like nvidia games or if you like benching futuremark. If it's 3dmark we are talking about, I would give the edge to the crossfire counterpart. If you had paid attention to the prior gx2's you would notice they did drop down clocks A LOT due to the sandwiching method they chose, and yes, they were on the 55nm process too.

I think the word "significantly" is way over exaggerated in this case.
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post #17 of 45
I think Nvidia had no choice but to go with the dual-PCB design as they were caught off guard by the HD4000. They had to get the GTX295 out the door as quickly as they can and so the only choice they could go with is the design that they have the most experience with - dual-PCB. It probably would have taken them much much longer to design a single PCB card for GTX295 and as the article said, they are in a hurry to get the performance crown back.
    
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post #18 of 45
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Its 55nm, thus it will be cooler allowing for such an idea.
The 55nm transition for other cards wasn't very impressive. I think the power draw and heat output will destroy any sort of performance it may get. Even then unless they boost it a bit, i don't think it will beat the 4870x2. Especially since the 4870x2 doesn't use just a 4870 doubled up, it's 4870 1GB cards. Those are almost as fast as GTX280 to begin with, i've seen them beat GTX280 by large margins in some games.
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post #19 of 45
hmmmm , if this proves to be 20% faster than a 4870x2...im jumping ship again!!!............
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post #20 of 45
The GTX 260 core 216 is faster then a HD 4870 1gb for the most part:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/top-10...ore-216-test/9

We will see how the design soots them, but it could be a good thing overall if the cards scale well.
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